Once upon a time there was a funky little duo named snack! who were brought together by their love of tasty little treats, video game theme songs and shaking their flowing locks while playing rock music. They raised quite a stir playing their unique brand of nibblecore. People often commented on the experience by screaming, Aural splendor - Culture focus and Thought provoking - Guelph Mercury. Sometimes even Songs that make the listener think- Chart, would echo above the sound of cupcakes being devoured. After a while, the two snack!sters began a search for the perfect two friends to share in their indulgences. Criteria were quite strict, as the new members could not be imposters just looking for a free Twinkie or two. Along came Arun Pal, a fiery snack!er capable of consuming massive amounts of delectable grub - while also playing drums. This was indeed a perfect match. After a considerable wait, the scrumptious snack!ies met Chris Mulligan, the local Mully, who quite often indulged in treats of the snack!ish kind. A bassist/guitarist/songwriter extraordinaire, Chris would have no problems laying the groove and bringing his brand of aural treats to the group. Now, with the new members added, snack! could truly say that they are
New and improved with double the taste and double the calories.
snack! have played on bills with a wide variety of performers including Rheostatics, Skydiggers, King Cobb Steelie, jacksoul, Andrew Cash, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Fred Eaglesmith, David Wilcox, Rik Emmett, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Fat Cats, One Step Beyond and Ron Sexsmith . Their music could best be described as Modern Rock with elements of Jazz, Funk, World and Folk. Their live performances focus on exploring and expanding on the boundaries of these genres within each song's structure. This attention to their live shows earned them the runner-up position in the Kitchener Waterloo Record's reader's choice award for band of the year.
Snack! 2000 - snack! - Sforzando Piano Crammed with ninety-degree turns and flavour-fresh rhythms, SP is forceful and strong - Echo
Innovative rhythms and arrangements - KW Record
1999 - snack! - s/t One of the most solid indy debuts in recent memory - Imprint
Adrian & Kim 2001 - Adrian & Kim - al dente non presto
Arun Pal 1999 - open
With the release of Sforzando Piano in December 2000, snack have been causing quite a stir. Named as one of the best 5 albums of 2000 by ECHO Magazine, snack! have been in the kitchen getting ready to cook up some more. The year 2000 has seen snack! at many festivals and clubs across Ontario with 2001 filling up with many club and concert dates including a March appearance with Fred Eaglesmith at the Commingle concert series in Goderich.
What the critics are saying A soundtrack to die for - the Duke The best unsigned band in the region - CKMS FM A cream-filled pastry of fun - Echo Nice boysthey eat their veggies - moms of snack! whadda ya mean you don't know any Steve Miller, youz guys suck! - some drunk guy